Which Tarot Card Are You?

The calendar or Zodiac Tarot spread
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Astrological Associations with Tarot Cards

In the Tarot, the various court cards are associated with the astrological signs. When doing a reading, knowing the basic elements of a sign and its corresponding card can give you some insight into the personality traits of the people who appear in readings. It can also lend great insight into the personality characteristics your client should adopt (or avoid) depending on his/her situation. A card specifically chosen to represent a querrent is called a significator – and may or may not be one of the astrological cards.

I will say I don’t personally place a lot of importance on Astrology as it pertains to Tarot. I believe there are a lot of factors that determine our personalities, what we become, and how we think, believe, and act. Do I believe there is some influence? Yes, because I am very definitely a Scorpio in many ways. I also know many people who tend to live up to the characteristics of their sun signs, but I also know many others who really don’t. Do I believe we should use someone’s sun sign to ultimately decide if we are compatible? No. We are all individuals and should be judged on individual merits – not the general sun sign we were born under. Detailed astrology charts based on place, date, and time of birth are another story and do tend to lend very strong insight and can be quite uncanny - but general “sun sign” is way too broad. Many more astrological elements like the rising sign have to also be considered and that is where Tarot falls short from an Astrological perspective.

That being said, I believe the astrological associations with the cards are good at giving general pictures and ideas about a person. They are not always literal. For example, someone who shows up with the Queen of Wands card as a significator, may or may not have the associated birth sign as their own, but may demonstrate the dominant characteristics that correspond with it. He/she may love to be the center of attention and be very outgoing and charismatic, but their actual birth sign could be something completely different – and usually is.

Can You Guess?

Below are the court cards and their associated personality characteristics. See if you can guess which one is associated with your sign? Below the descriptions are the signs associated with those cards – try to figure it out and see if you’re right – the “answers” are below the descriptions.

Tarot Interpretation: The Court Cards

Page of Wands

Page of Wands people tend to be very outspoken and outgoing and very “to the point” in their manner of speaking. They aren’t shy and they don’t beat around the bush. They tend to be very progressive thinkers, philosophical and love a good debate be it in politics or just in general. They are very passionate, sensual, and interesting people who are open to new experiences. They don’t often take criticism well and they tend to dominate conversations.

Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands people are very generous and affectionate. They have a flare for drama and love to be the center of attention (just ask both my sons lol). They are very creative souls who love music, entertaining, and otherwise sharing their creativity and talent with others. These are people who tend to be somewhat impulsive and can even be daredevils at times. They tend to be very passionate and although they love others they also love themselves – which can make them come across to others as being a bit aloof or ego-centric. Queen of Wands people love to be in control and love to win – they are very competitive.

King of Wands

This card represents someone enterprising and strong willed who tends to be very energetic and confident. The King of Wands person can be quick to anger, but is also usually just as quick to get over it and move on. This person loves to plan and develop, and build ideas and strategies. They work well alone and are very motivated and assertive. They can work well with others, but do have a strong independent streak and prefer to do things their own way.

Page of Cups

This card represents someone who is very centered on the emotional plane, deeply sensitive and emotional, but also prone to feeling overwhelmed and being hypersensitive. This card comes up a lot around those who are psychic or highly intuitive. They are drawn to the arts and to careers where their creativity and emotions can flow freely. This person is great at finishing projects and helping others follow through on their own visions. The Page of Cups is romantic, highly imaginative, and sometimes a bit “flaky” or “scatterbrained” in the eyes of others, but very loving and sensitive.

Queen of Cups

This card represents those who are deeply spiritual, the “seekers” of the world who are drawn to the mysterious and even darker sides of human thought/emotion. Queen of Cups people are very magnetic, intuitive, and sensual people with an intensity about them that makes others see them as mysterious and interesting. The Queen of Cups person has an excellent discerning ability that can be off putting to others because he/she can see through ulterior motives and falsehoods straight into the heart of the matter. People with this sign/card tend to show a cool, collected picture to others, but tend to take things very personally and you will always know when you’ve angered a person of this sign because they can be quite mean-spirited when provoked.

King of Cups

This King is very deeply feeling and intuitive, his emotions can get the better of him and when worried he is apt to become quite cranky. Mood swings are typically frequent, but short-lived. The King of Cups person tends to be very focused on home life and that is takes priority over career, socializing etc. This person typically plays a strong supportive role in career areas and is the glue that holds everything together. King of Cups people are sometimes worriers, but they don’t let that stop them from finding solutions or thinking in new ways when needed. King of Cups people are very loyal to their inner circle and are often first to volunteer when someone is in trouble.

Page of Swords

The Page of Swords people are your “realists” who are very down to earth and pragmatic. They tend to be people who need to see concrete results and are more “by the rules” people who can get the job done. They are very practical and resourceful which can make up for their sometimes seeming lack of imagination. They tend to be very good at finishing what they start and will persevere where others may give up. Their patience and determination often lead them to be quite successful over time because they don’t take “no” for an answer – in a good way!

Queen of Swords

The Queen of Swords person is very “matter of fact” and objective. These are analytical people who tend to love science and discovery. They are very discerning and extremely intelligent. Logic and analysis fascinate them and they love to learn and explore issues in great detail. Personally they tend to come across as more serious in nature and are very independent. They are all about “functional” and “practical” – more than aesthetics.

King of Swords

This is a person who is fair-minded, well-balanced and a good judge of character. Compassionate leadership that considers all sides of a story before taking action. This is the card of law enforcement, military, a strong sense of duty and service to others, coupled with discipline and a strong work ethic. Sometimes this person comes across as indecisive due to their need to carefully consider all facets of a subject before making a choice. Careful deliberation and consideration of others is considered in all they do. They love decorum and beautiful surroundings and are sometimes prone to a touch of vanity.

Page of Pentacles

Page of Coins represents someone who is very productive and ambitious. These are people who are very motivated by career and who are very practical and responsible. The Page of Coins person often works his/her way into leadership positions and can be a bit of a “workaholic”, particularly if they struggle in their personal lives. This person loves to learn and reaching goals is imperative. When this person hits milestones in their career or education they strongly associate that with a strong sense of self. Personally the Page of Coins can be prone to bouts of depression or feeling that something is missing. They spend so much time “striving” for goals that they often lose a bit of “self” in the process which leads to these feelings.

Queen of Pentacles

The Queen of Pentacles represents an idealist who is opinionated and dedicated to their vision. They are inclined to teach or move the public at large, are very charitable and altruistic. They feel called to a higher vision and to serve the greater good. They are friendly, compassionate, and mostly optimistic although they tend to be greatly influenced by external influences and as such often feel “out of control” or like slaves to circumstance.

King of Pentacles

The King of Pentacles represents someone very competent and enterprising – a person with very high skills or considered gifted in his/her field. King of Coins people are very versatile and often have expansive knowledge or understanding of a variety of subjects. This person is very gifted with communication or teaching and is a natural multi-tasker. Driven by a need for personal success as well as career success, this person is always learning new things and will work tirelessly to prove him/herself

· Page of Wands: Sagittarius (Nov 22 to Dec 21)

· Queen of Wands: Leo (July 23 – August 22)

· King of Wands: Aries (March 21 – April 19)

· Page of Cups: Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

· Queen of Cups: Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)

· King of Cups: Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

· Page of Swords: Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

· Queen of Swords: Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

· King of Swords: Libra (September 23 – October 21)

· Page of Pentacles: Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

· Queen of Pentacles: Aquarius (January 20 – February 19)

· King of Pentacles: Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

When you chose the card that you most resonated with chances are it wasn’t necessarily the one associated with your Astrological sun sign. The card you resonate with the most is the one that you should choose as your significator if you choose to use one.

Astrology is an interesting element to consider during a Tarot reading which can lend some secondary insights. It is certainly not the most important and I focus more on the stories of the cards themselves and how to tie the wisdom of those stories into my client’s situation via intuition and overall card knowledge. I believe ultimately it is our inner wisdom that guides us to the answers and lessons we seek, whether through Tarot or any other medium.

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ChristinS 4 months ago from Midwest Author

Thanks Cathy for the read and comment. Scorpio is the Queen of Cups I know her well :)

Cathy 4 months ago

I read through them and was immediately drawn to the King of Cups. Before, I figured I was the Queen of Cups, but I am definitely the King of Cups. Then I scrolled down and guess what?! I am also a Cancer sign. I have many other Cancer traits, too, so this just continues to confirm that.

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ChristinS 9 months ago from Midwest Author

No offense taken :) I hope you didn't think I was being snarky in my reply this morning :) I was answering pre-coffee ;)

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Marthrach 9 months ago

Christin I am not saying my opinion is correct. I was just wondering that is all. I am only learning and did not thing of the possibility of aquarius having significator in Pentacles. That is all. I really did not mean in a bad way. That is How I learn things, by simply asking. Did not mean ofend you or devaluate your experiences at all. Thank you for the explanation.

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ChristinS 9 months ago from Midwest Author

Hi there, you are of course entitled to your own interpretations, however these are the cards that have been assigned to those particular zodiac signs. I honestly only use the personality traits of the cards more than the astrology signs as I am not big into Astrology, more the psychology and personality characteristics of the Tarot. If you look at other Tarot books on the subject, you'll see similar assignments by sign though.

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Marthrach 10 months ago

Hello, I would like to kindly ask How can Aquarius have significator Queen of Pentacles? I thought Aquarius is an air sign and should not have a significator dedicated to earth? I would say Queen of Swords would be more appropriet or any sword card.

I found this article very interesting but still I do not know if the listing for significators you got correct. My opinion is as follow

Pentacles - Earth - Tautus, Virgo, Capricorn

Swords- Air - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Wands- Fire- Aries, Leo, Sigittarius

Cups- Water- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

I would also like to say I just would like to know what is correct. Not trying to be funny or smart. I have very enjoyed reading your amazing characteristic of each court cards which I have written down.

Thank you so much. I just registered as your article really impressed me and I would love to read more of your hubs. Be blessed

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ChristinS 2 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks Konni, Tarot is flexible and by no means concrete or black and white. Significators can change regularly depending on our circumstances etc. glad you enjoyed the hub.

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Konni Owens 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I connected with mine however because I feel that the one I connected with most was a different one I was skeptical. But then I realized it was the sign that I'm a cusp of so I am a true believer that this will help when choosing a signifigantor.

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Lifes 2nd Chances 4 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

Cristin, Thanks for the reply, yes I think you are right, most would say those are very strong traits in my personality. Take care, C.

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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks for voting and commenting C. I appreciate it. I find I resonate with more than one as well. Fairly common I think that people have a blend of traits. All Kings would suggest to me that you are a natural leader and very responsible person.

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Lifes 2nd Chances 4 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri

Voted up and interesting. I am an Aries, and the king of wands does in fact describe me fairly well. Although as I was reading, I found strong traits of myself in all of the Kings cards. I think that is interesting. Thanks for sharing the information, it intices some interesting thought. Take care, C.

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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks for commenting and I am glad you enjoyed the hub :)

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KrisNick09 4 years ago from Kentucky

I quite enjoyed this hub! It makes me smile, I feel more like a Page of Cups, but am a Queen of Cups. That made my day since the Queen of Cups pretty much describes how I want to be.

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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks Suzette I appreciate you reading and commenting :)

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Very interesting and informative. I enjoyed reading this. I must be an ego-maniac as I could see some of my personality traits in all of the cards! lol. You really have put all of this in perspective and you have such a common sense attitude toward all this. Voted up and interesting

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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest Author

Thanks Tammy - sorry your reading scared you! They shouldn't do that, they are more meant to encourage and expand awareness of possible actions you can take etc. Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Queen of Swords. That is pretty accurate for me as a Virgo. Very interesting hub. I dabble in astrology and I had one card reading done in my life, which was recent and it scared me. Great hub!

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WriteAngled 5 years ago from Treorci, Cymru

I find adding astrological correspondences, but not from court cards I must admit, really helps interpretation of a tarot reading.

On the other hand, I am Aquarius, but absolutely do not see myself as Queen of Pentacles. I find her far too "squidgy". I identify 100% with Queen of Swords. Analysis, intelligence, research is all me, however, aesthetics are vital as is spirituality... I subsume functionality to both of these...

... and I am one of the world's least practical persons imaginable.

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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Well, I am definitely in the Swords group (not sure which one the most)although I saw myself in the Page of Pentacles, too (workaholic, goal-oriented).

Enjoyed the read.

Christin 5 years ago

Awesome ! and Fun! I used to fall in the sign of Pisces - I guess now I am an Aries based on the "new astrology chart" lol.. but what ever it is or was I had some stong picean traits - with a little Cancer on the side - I resonate most strongly with Queen and Page of Cups (Maybe its the Scorpio Moon ?)Very neat just the same -Thanks for sharing!


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ChristinS 5 years ago from Midwest Author

Thank you Barb - so glad you enjoy learning the Tarot and that you found the hub enjoyable. :) Thanks for reading

Barbara Cromwell 5 years ago

Christin, You always make tarot so easy and enjoyable to read. Your readings have been very empowering for me.

Thank you!

Barb Koenigsknecht-Cromwell


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ChristinS 5 years ago from Midwest Author

Hi Terry,

Thank you very much and thanks for visiting my hubs today. I hope you enjoyed them :)

Terry 5 years ago

Christin, we've been together for while and you are still teaching me, in a nurturing way, to achieve my highest good. Thanks for caring!

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ChristinS 5 years ago from Midwest Author

Wow Phoenix, I don't know what to say :) thanks so much for that. Have a wonderful day and thank you for enjoying the hubs!

Phoenix 5 years ago

Hello Christin I just wanted to say its a blessing to have such a gifted friend as you in my life thank so very much for all that you are and have done. To help shine light on some of the places I couldn't see your the best!.

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ChristinS 5 years ago from Midwest Author

Thank you so much :) I really appreciate that. My favorite card of this bunch does so happen to match my birth sign - the Queen of Cups. I also really resonate with the Page also.

Glad you are enjoying the hubs and thanks for reading and commenting I really appreciate it :)

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AngelTrader 5 years ago from New Zealand

Another interesting hub Christin! You have certainly opened my mind to the world of Tarot, so thanks for that.

I'm a Capricorn but the card I resonated with was the "King 0f Cups"! Just felt more like me and although I am a Capricorn in some respects there are lots of traits of that sign I don't have.

Your website is very interesting too.

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